The Clarion, Vol. 83, Issue #5 - Sept. 20, 2017 - Brevard College

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Volume 83, Issue 5

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September 20, 2017


Tornado Alley The new Coltrane By Florian Peyssonneaux

Opinion Editor Located in the heart of the Brevard College campus, Coltrane is the building where The Underground, Campus Life, and the bookstore are located. It opened at the beginning of September and now features the Tornado Alley Student Center on the main level. The brand new Tornado Alley that replaced the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to midnight and 5 p.m. to midnight on Sundays. It will be closed on Saturdays. For this reason, what was previously the AEC was moved to the library to become the Experiential Learning Commons or ELC. The Tornado Alley is the big change for Coltrane as this space was completely remodeled over the summer. New offices have been created, many of them for clubs and SGA. Those rooms reserved for clubs are equipped with supplies for clubs to decorate and design posters or banners. Then, there is a resource room in the Tornado Alley that has many board games and athletic equipments such as tennis paddles or outside games for students to check out. In addition, a video game room has been set up in the Rutherford room. “The Tornado Alley is equipped with Xbox and Nintendo Wii that are available to check out, but have to remain in the building. Consequently a variety of games

such as Fifa ’17 and many others are accessible for students to play with,” said Lindsay Altizer, director of student engagement. “In the next weeks the future upgrade for the Tornado Alley is going to be a projector that will be used to play sports games, or movies,” Altizer added. Various meeting and campus life activities will be hosted in the Tornado Alley this year, such as SGA meetings, ping pong tournaments and CAB events. Beside the Tornado Alley, Coltrane has The Underground where the food court is located. It now has different opening times compared to the Tornado Alley. It will be closed on Saturdays, but The Underground will be open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m to 4 p.m for lunch. Likewise, in the evenings students will be able to get food from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For people who are not used to The Underground, there is the option of meal exchange. Instead of going to the cafeteria, people can scan their Brevard College I.D. and get a meal to go. With the different meal plans, students also have money available to get food and drinks. Depending on the type of plan, students can be granted $100 or $200 each semester. There are also games for students who want to clear their mind after classes, including a pool table, darts and air hockey.

This week at BC:

Wednesday: Ping Pong, 8 p.m. Tornado Alley Thursday: FCA, 8:15 p.m. Stanback Hall BINGO, 9 p.m. Tornado Alley Sunday: Guest Artist: Tammy Yonce, 3 p.m. Porter Center Fine Arts Club, 4 p.m. Dunham 111 Monday: Guest Artist: Stephanie Tingler, 12:30 p.m. Porter Center CAB, 5 p.m. Myers Dining Hall Diversity Pride Club, 7:30 p.m. Dunham 003

Photo by Jordon Morgon

Miniature donkey on display at the Mountain State Fair.

Mountain State Fair

A sense of community and fun By Jordon Morgan

Editor in Chief On a cool, quiet evening, the Mountain State Fair brought great (if incredibly unhealthy) food, rides, and plenty of craft and other amusements in another successful year of its long run. The typical time people tend to enter the fair hover around Friday or Saturday at early mid-evening times. While certainly the most opportune time to experience the fair at its peak capacity, it can make for a severe pain to navigate and enjoy any of the attractions, unless you’re willing to wait for hours on end in line. But if one is looking for a more quiet experience (when next year rolls around at least) then a Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. is a perfect time. Just crowded enough so that it feels lively, but not so much that it’s overwhelming or annoying to get through. See ‘Mountain Fair’ on page 5

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September 20, 2017

Campus Security Report Canterbury

The most recent security reports for Brevard College have been released as of Monday, Sept. 18 at 12:52 p.m., according to the Brevard College Campus Security. A non-student became very sick on campus and EMS had to be called in. The person was taken to Transylvania Regional Hospital. Students are reminded that they are permitted to have friends visit and stay on campus for short periods of time. However, if you plan on anyone staying on campus, you must contact and have it approved by Campus Life prior to the guest coming to campus. If it is unapproved or Campus Life is unaware of the guest, it will be in violation of campus policy. It has also recently been noticed that a number of students have been seen riding in the beds of pickup trucks on campus. This practice is greatly discouraged because of the major safety risk that can lead to serious lifelong injuries and in some cases death. Several years ago, a student fell outside of a moving vehicle. They were hospitalized, sustained a serious concussion, and loss certain motor functions. Please be careful. Everyone is requested to contact Campus Security at (828)-577-9590 if wrongful or suspicious activity is observed on campus. ­­—by Zach Dickerson

The Blood Connection

Natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, often result in destruction and loss. In times like these, people come together to provide support and money for all those who have been affected. But one thing money cannot buy is blood. Blood is a necessity that is always needed, especially when so many people have suffered injuries at the hands of disasters such as Irma. The demand for blood is constantly present, and organizations such as The Red Cross are always working hard to meet that demand. The Blood Connection, founded in 1979, is a nonprofit blood center with a heavy focus on communities. The center primarily focuses on the needs of local hospitals and patients before turning to others with leftover supplies. But in times of need, they are more than willing to lend a helping hand. On Sept. 12, The Blood Connection hosted a blood drive at Brevard College. This blood drive was specifically put into place because of the need caused by Harvey, and the blood was going to the Harvey Hurricane aftermath. Despite the cold and windy weather, many Brevard students and faculty came out to donate. They were willing to give their own blood to help a complete stranger live. These people were aware of the damage cause by Harvey, and they were ready to help where they could. They willingly sacrificed their time and waited for the chance to give what was needed. More than 4.5 million lives are saved each year by those who willing to donate. In fact, one pint of blood can save up to three lives. You are capable of sharing life and saving lives. So, if you’re able to give blood, keep an eye out for future opportunities to donate. ­—by Amber Blanton

ENV science major update

The Environmental Science major has been updated to include study focuses in Sustainable Agriculture, Science and Sustainability, as well as updated course offerings and topics. An overview and explanation of topics of the spring Environmental Studies classes was discussed at the Wednesday “Donuts & Coffee” gathering for current majors and those interested in the major. Classes such as General Ecology (ECO 245) will include more opportunities for experiential learning by taking a trip over spring break to study ecology in Georgia. The Plant Production (AGR 201) class will be spending more time in the greenhouse “getting their hands dirty and experimenting with things in the ground,” said Sustainable Agriculture professor, Dr. Gina Raicovich. A new addition to the Moore Science building downstairs hallway is a bulletin board that will include biographies about students currently in the Environmental Studies major, information for students interested in pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies and a list of classes being offered in upcoming semesters with descriptions. ­—by Lauren Fowler

Club to offer meals, movies & more!

Home-cooked meals, game and movie nights (including one for Halloween) and service projects are among the plans for the Canterbury Club, a new club on campus this semester. The club is sponsored by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brevard, but it is open to students of any faith. The purpose of the club is involve students in service, offer fun on-campus activities, and simply get together to socialize for home-cooked meal. The club meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in McLarty-Goodson 115. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact club president Clair Sikes, vice president Kate Stephens, or faculty adviser Kristina Holland.

the Clarion Senior Staff Editor in Chief . . . . Jordon Morgan Managing Editor . . . Calum McAndrew Copy Editor . . . . . . Jeni Welch Campus News . . . . Zach Dickerson Opinion . . . . . . . . Florian Peyssonneaux Arts & Life . . . . . . Jessica Wiegandt Sports . . . . . . . . Calum McAndrew Layout & Design . . . Jeni Welch Faculty Advisor . . . . John B. Padgett

Other Staff Amber Blanton Amanda Heskett

Lauren Fowler Cody Manning Taffon Alexander

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Jon Meacham, presidential historian will be at Brevard College Sept. 28

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham will be at Brevard College Thursday, Sept. 28, to talk about the lessons of history and to meet and talk with students, staff and faculty. He will be on campus to deliver a lecture, “America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About Our Future,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Porter Center as this year’s McDowell Lecture Series speaker at Brevard College. Tickets for this event cost $10 and are available for purchase at the Transylvania County Library, but a limited number of tickets are available at no cost to Brevard College students, staff and faculty and their spouses. Meacham will also take part in a more informal question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. in Scott Commons of the Porter Center. This more intimate event does not require a ticket, and it is open only to Brevard College students, staff and faculty. Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters. His most recent presidential biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in November 2015. The Times said, “‘Destiny and Power’ reflects the qualities of both subject and biographer: judicious, balanced, deliberative, with a deep appreciation of history and the personalities who shape it.” His No. 1 New York Times best- seller, “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” was hailed as “masterful and intimate” by Fortune magazine. His other national bestsellers include “Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship,” “American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation,” and “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. A contributing editor at TIME, Meacham writes for the magazine’s Ideas section. He also pens “The Long View” column in The New York

Times Book Review in which he “looks back at books that speak to our current historical and cultural moment.” He served as Newsweek’s managing editor from 1998 to 2006 and editor from 2006 to 2010. The New York Times called him “one of the most influential editors in the news magazine business.” He has appeared on “Meet The Press,” “The Colbert Report,” and Ken Burns’ documentary series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Fox News produced an hour-long special about Meacham’s “Destiny and Power” in November 2015. Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, Meacham is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and chairs the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University. Meacham is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at The University of the South and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt. He is currently at work on a biography of James and Dolley Madison. Meacham’s visit to Brevard College is made possible by the J. R. McDowell Lecture Series, sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation in partnership with Brevard College. Named for a Library Foundation board member emeritus, the McDowell Lecture Series aims to present a wide array of viewpoints on challenging and thought-provoking topics. For BC students, staff or faculty to obtain a free ticket for the evening lecture, visit the Office of Academic Affairs in Beam Administration Building.

Thursday, Sept. 28:

Special Discussion and Question Session with Jon Meacham (open only to BC faculty, staff and students)

4 p.m., Scott Commons, the Porter Center

“America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About Our Future” 2017 J. R. McDowell Lecture

(free tickets available to BC faculty, staff, students and spouses)

6:30 p.m., Scott Concert Hall, the Porter Center

Jon Meacham

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September 20, 2017

Script, Film, Action:

Filmmaking gets start at BC through Criminal Justice By Jessica Wiegandt

Arts & Life Editor This semester, the Department of Criminal Justice added a new course, offering a class that gives direction for introductory filmmaking. CRJ 390, Special Topic Seminar: Creating PSA for Law Enforcement, focuses on creating high quality products for professional industries. The purpose of the class is to create public service announcements that relate to law, including police training videos and ABC Board announcements. The course is primarily student-run, according to course professor and BC adjunct T.C. Webb. Webb said the students proposed ideas for the projects and selected two to work on throughout the semester. “The students script their projects, film it and edit all themselves,” Webb said, “It reinforces deadline importance for the students and allows them to work under pressure to create a high quality product.” The class began with a conversation between Theater professor Brandon Smith and Criminal Justice professor Tim Powers, Ph.D. Smith had a student interested in filmmaking but no outlet to take a course at BC. Powers knew the criminal justice community had a need for PSA’s and offered money for those who participated. The two created a plan for the course and brought Webb in to teach. “I’m a freelance filmmaker,” Webb said, “I worked for four years teaching film in Vermont and when I moved to Brevard I began taking film jobs that came my way. I find value in teaching, so when I was approached about this course at BC I took it.” The students in the course this semester were handpicked by Powers and Smith to take the class, allowing for them to give feedback to know whether or not it would be worth offering again. “It’s been a successful class so far and I’ve been asked to teach it in the spring semester,” Webb said. “Hopefully this course will be something offered often and potentially can become a larger program at Brevard.” While the course is focused on creating PSA’s, filmmaking is a transferrable skill. “If you’re going to be dealing with the Internet for your job, being able to create quality content and post it is a pretty big thing,” Smith said. “There’s a big difference between filming something on your phone and creating a high quality marketing tool. This class gives the opportunity for students to really learn something that is applicable to many majors.”

Experiential education is a part of the BC mission and involves crossing disciplines for class. This is formally accomplished with the LINC program but Smith believes is very successfully done with the CRJ 390 course. “To have the opportunity to take two seemingly unrelated topics, Criminal Justice and Theater, and combine them into a class that clearly benefits students from both is exciting for me,” Smith said. Students in the course are expected to exhibit a strong work ethic and are required to create storyboards and scripts for each project. Once the scripts have been approved, students will film and then edit the videos to create a usable product. Webb finds learning the entire process of filmmaking extremely valuable. “While the course is a great introduction, not everything in life is a PSA so really learning the process of creating a video is important,” Webb said. “There is a ton of enthusiasm built up around video.” Webb said the primary content on social media today is video-related. “People want to work that creative outlet, everyone nowadays has a camera,” Webb said. Because of the rise in popularity for film, Webb believes the introduction of this course at BC is a good investment. Additionally, he hopes the program will expand to include more courses. “The students would benefit greatly for having that resource and opportunity to have the knowledge and ability to create short films or advertisements in the future.” CRJ 390 in particular is a way for the Criminal Justice department to bring in money for scholarships and other expenses. “It’s a really symbiotic

relationship we have between our course and the police department, or other government agencies, because they have a need for these films and we can provide it,” Webb said. “As a way of incentivizing them to give to the department, we have offered to help through this PSA class.” At the beginning of the semester, all students presented a topic for the PSA. Once the topics had been presented, the class voted on which two would be the most successful and broke into two teams to tackle one video for the first project. “We had to find projects that would meet a wide audience and hit the target they wanted to while delivering the message successfully,” Webb said. The first project is to create a PSA focused on underage drinking. The ABC Board will approve the scripts, written by the students, and then filming will commence. “Our job as educators is to let the students have their say and to be the best they can be,” Webb said, “I’m here to help and here to facilitate. I’ll share my knowledge, but it’s really the students that are bringing the creativity to this course.” Webb said all of the students in the course are invested in what they are creating and it gives him excitement for future courses at BC. “I’m really passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and I feel like that’s something that has been lost in the standard school system,” Webb said, “My goal is to create an educational environment where students can see how math, science, art, history, writing, all of it can be connected with creativity. I want to get my students thinking and get them to apply what they learn to whatever program they’re in.”

Students in the CRJ 390 course work on scripting a PSA for underage drinking.

Photo by Lance Perl

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Monuments And the controversy with their removal By Jeni Welch

Copy Editor The debate of monument removal is nothing new but after Dylann Roof murdered nine people in Charleston, South Carolina and the neo-Nazi group that rallied together in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest to removal of a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee, the issue has seen mainstream attention. President Donald Trump was quoted equating the white supremacists to the anti-racism protesters. Trump said, “Especially in light of the advent of antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you know, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also.” On Sept. 14, Trump signed a “nonbinding congressional resolution urging him [Trump] to condemn groups like white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan.” Even though Trump is standing by his original stance. There have been 25 plaques, statues and monuments that have been removed from Florida to Wisconsin with others slated for relocation or removal. There is a false equivalence being created between the opposing sides. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina met with Trump on last Wednesday to rebut Trump’s claim that both sides were responsible. The “great conversation,” as Trump called it, did not change anything. “He is who he has been, and I didn’t go in there to change who he was,” Scott said. “I wanted to inform and educate a different perspective. I think we accomplished that.” Scott’s office also released a statement saying, “Rome wasn't built in a day and to expect the President's rhetoric to change based on one 30-minute conversation is unrealistic. Antifa is bad and should be condemned, yes, but white supremacists have been killing and tormenting black Americans for centuries. There is no realistic comparison. Period.” Some, including Trump, have drawn comparisons between Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jefferson because both men were slave owners, and therefore (so the argument goes), statues of Jefferson should be removed as well. The comparison however isn’t equal. History Professor Scott Sheffield said, “The importance of when [a Confederate monument] was built and what it represents becomes the main concern.” A majority of the statues were built during a time where the South was fighting back against rights for black citizens.

Most of the statues were built by private groups like the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Jim Crow laws hindered black citizens from having a voice in the discussion. The public spaces were overtaken by private groups and few of the monuments went through any kind of approval procedure. Now, many statues cannot be removed without approval by state legislatures, which makes it much more difficult to remove those monuments. This creates a complicated situation, where the decision to keep or remove a monument can vary between states and communities, as well as over what the statue actually stands for. “Arguments over the statues are arguments for the changing world,” said Sheffield. “It represents our changing world and diversity.” While the statues have negative connotations, the erasing of history is not the goal of the removal from public spaces. They should be removed and put in a museum, not to delete history and rewrite the books but to remove the reminders of hate that still plague parts of the United States. “I would prefer if we would hear words from D.C. that weren’t speaking in a way that so easily can be inferred to as empowering the Alt-right,” Sheffield said. With the current administration, it appears that the decisions regarding the public statues will receive a limelight flared with more hate and will simply continue to be divisive.

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Mountain Fair Continued from Page 1

Perhaps other fairs operate just the same way, but the Mountain State Fair is so southern that it’s actually quite wonderful. Foods such as deep fried Oreos, Bloomin’ Onions, and giant grilled turkey legs are hard to resist. “Healthy” is a word that isn’t really applied to an event like this, and in some ways it shouldn’t be. If you’re going to a State Fair, you should enjoy yourself and not worry about things like that. Being old school and going just for the food and showcases is an experience that everyone should partake in. Not worrying about buying tickets for rides (or coupons as they’re called now) and walking around enjoying the sights is a relaxing participation, despite the hustle and bustle of the event. Another thing that adds to this are the various animals on display. That statement has a negative connotation, but have no fear, the animals such as pigs, cows, horses, and even a miniature donkey are perfectly fine. There is even a display of sea lions that follow requests, dance and jive, and pose for pictures and it’s a sight to behold. The time of day also provided a splendid view of the skyline accompanied by the flashing and bright lights of the Fair’s numerous rides. Along with those, the Fair also puts forth numerous craft and art projects done by the local community. Some of these said projects are very unique and cool to take in. The Mountain State Fair is a tradition that stretches back years, and hopefully it continues. Every year it brings a sense of belonging and wonder. For just a few hours, all the problems one may have seem to melt away, leaving you with a feeling of contentment.

Different attractions at the Mountain State Fair including the swing ride and chair lifts.

Photo by Jordon Morgon

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Arts & Life

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September 20, 2017

Mark Gordon exhibit ‘Recent Works’

The Spiers Gallery at Brevard College opened a solo exhibition titled “Recent Works” on Sept. 11 featuring ceramic pieces by Mark Gordon. Gordon was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He then went to Oberlin College in Ohio for his undergraduate studies in philosophy and physical education, following this up with a stint at Ohio State for his graduate studies with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Gordon has given numerous lectures in 19 states and seven countries. He has also been given numerous awards and grant and his works have been featured in exhibits around the world. From 1980 to 1983, Gordon ran a vocational workshop for local youth in the Dominican Republic. Then for eighteen months he traveled the Mediterranean studying traditional pottery and brickmaking.

Gordon’s work was also featured on the cover of “Pottery Making Illustrated” along with an article titled “Pushing the Envelope,” in which he talks about his process of wet/dry clay assembly. Gordon now works as an associate professor of art at Barton College in North Carolina where he has taught since 1999. The exhibit runs from Sept. 11 to Sept. 29 at the Spiers Gallery inside of the Sims Art Building. Gordon will be attending the closing reception on Sept. 29. The reception will begin with a lecture in the Art History room 102 at 5:30 p.m. and will then at 6 p.m. the reception will move into the gallery. The Spiers Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and many of the pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase. ­­—by Zach Dickerson

Artist Mark Gordon’s works are currently on exhibit in Spiers Art Gallery in a show titled “Recent Works.” Clockwise from top left: “Burnished Urn,” “Altered Bowl,” “Modality Shift,” “Turquoise Arch,” “Red Hemisphere” and “Hammer Disk”; center: “Horn.” Gordon is scheduled to appear at the show’s closing reception on Sept. 29. (Photos by Zach Dickerson)

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Netflix review: ‘Blame!’ A great sci-fi anime with a familiar yet unique experience By Jordon Morgan

Editor in Chief Using familiar sci-fi tropes as a blueprint, “Blame!,” based on the manga of the same name, crafts a memorable, unique film with an interesting story, great action and well-rounded characters. Set in a world hundreds of thousands of years into the future, “Blame!” Tells the story of a group of “Electro-fishers” who go out to seek food and resources in a seemingly endless city. In this future, an automated system that ran the entire planet went haywire, unleashing a “contagion,” essentially going rogue. This new AI decides to declare humans as illegal residents, exterminating them on sight. Even going so far as to place watchtowers, large security cameras that, if they spot a human, spawn Exterminators to hunt said humans down. That’s a lot to handle, and it’s only scratching the surface of how somewhat complicated the world of “Blame!” is, but the film does a great job at explaining all the necessary information while avoiding being bogged down by exposition and simultaneously leaving things unexplained. Some of the dialogue that does explain is a bit clunky, but it’s never too distracting. “Blame!” also has a fantastic atmosphere. The world that is presented feels so hauntingly empty, a ghost of whatever used to inhabit it, long since faded into obscurity. The antagonists, including the aforementioned Exterminators and the Safeguards, are presented as nigh unstoppable killers very effectively, making them

Released on May 20, 2017, “Blame!” is directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and based on the science fiction manga, “Blame!” by Tsutomu Nihei.

memorable villains. Another positive the film possesses are its strong characters. One in particular, Killy, while conforming to the lone wolf archetype, transcends any of the clichés associated with it due to the animation’s ability to allow him to speak a thousand words through non-verbal actions. Easily the strongest character, Killy delivers some of the most satisfying moments in the film when he’s in action. But that isn’t to say that the characters that surround him are slouches either. Cibo, Zuru, and Sutezo for example are given a good amount of depth to make them feel like fully realized people.

The one downside is that some characters are introduced as quickly as they’re dispatched. It’s a shame because in the short amount of time that they have, they make a definite impact, but they could have been given more screen time to maximize development. The animation of the film, created in the same vein as Netflix’s “Knights of Sidonia,” allows for some fast paced kinetic action. Blending 3D CGI with traditional anime, the style the film puts forth definitely works, and adds to the visual quality on top of the action by crafting an unsettling world that haunts you. Overall, “Blame!” is a great film that fans of both sci-fi and anime should check out.

BC play: ‘Our Town’ opens Sept. 27 By Amanda Heskett Staff writer

“This is truly a show for everyone,” said Sarah Haga, actor in the upcoming show “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. “It’s funny, it’s heartwarming and heartbreaking. It makes you think. It makes you reflect. It makes you, above all, feel. For yourself, for each other, and for the world.” “Our Town” is a story about the people in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in the early 1900’s. The play illustrates real life and real problems people encounter in their life. It is meant to inspire the audience to apply

the lessons to their own lives and make changes based on what they experience in the theater. “The play takes place a long while ago, but has an unforgettable message that is applicable to every generation,” commented Lance Perl, sound designer for the show. Because the play depicts real people in familiar situations, the experiences can easily transfer through generations. The actors and designers on this show have worked for countless hours to make these ideas come to life for the audience. Haga explained, “I have spent so many hours with the script, journaling and reflecting on the ideas presented, and yet I feel like I could spend a dozen more.”

Everyone involved with this production encourages the people of Brevard to come enjoy it. There’s much to be learned from “Our Town,” and it makes one eager to alter their course for the better. “My hope is that every person who comes to see the production leaves with a renewed love for the life they are living,” Haga said, “If I can just get one person to look around them and actually open their eyes to the beauty of the world then I’ve done my job.” “Our Town” is a classic that all should partake in. As Perl expressed, “The script is incredible and Brevard College Theater Department is bringing it to life!”

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September 20, 2017

Football prevails over Greensboro 63-7 By Jon Cole

Sports Information Director GREENSBORO - Brevard quarterback O’Shay Carter threw for 277 yards and Bubba Craven added 169 receiving yards as the Tornados earned a 63-7 victory over Greensboro College, marking the first win in Bill Khayat era on Saturday afternoon at Jamieson Stadium. It marks the first road win for the Tornados since they triumphed 69-0 over College of Faith on Sept. 14, 2013. Carter, who finished with five touchdowns through the air, completed 14-of-22 passes in one half under center. His 277 yards passing marks the second most in program history, 20 shy of a mark set by Kye Hamilton against Chowan on Sept. 13, 2008. “That is what we were expecting to see when he (Carter) decided to come to Brevard College to play football,” Khayat said. “He had not taken a snap in football, since last September, except for what we saw against Emory & Henry. That was the first game that he played and he only had three practices the week leading up to that game. So to be that sharp today, after six full practices, I was impressed.” Craven, responsible for three touchdowns in the contest, established the program’s NCAA record for most receiving yards in a single game. The fourth wideout since 2007 to have a 100 yards receiving for the Tornados, topped the previous mark set by Donald Hudson. Hudson capped off a 128-yard receiving performance as Hamilton’s primary target in the 2008 game against Chowan. “I can’t say enough about the effort that Craven provides every day,” added Khayat. “He will never go soft, never go half speed and goes all out in every practice. He is the kind of kid that you have to slow him down for certain drills and I knew he was local so we put some specific plays in the package to highlight him.” Jarkevius Hopkins was also among the offensive leaders for the Tornados, finishing with 147 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. He led the way for a ground attack that finished with 300 yards as Brevard amassed 501 yards of total offense. Defensively the Tornados limited Greensboro to 154 yards of total offense, surrendering 93 yards through the air. Samuel Butikofer led the way for Brevard in tackles with six (four solo), while Andreas Wyatt added five. Another contributor for the Tornados was Marias Watson, who returned to the field after a potentially career-ending injury to finish with three tackles on the game. “Having been conditioned over the last two games to be out there all of the time, today we got to see what would happen if they were out for two, three and four plays,” said Khayat. “They have been trained to play when they are at a disadvantage and gassed, but it was exciting to watch them turn it loose like that this afternoon.” A fresh Tornado defense halted the first Greensboro drive in the third quarter just three plays in as Jason Nieradka picked off Kamryn Webster at the 12-yard line. After an unsportsmanlike conduct call, moving the ball back to the Pride 27, Hopkins cut through the defense for an eightyard gain. Two plays later, quarterback Ryan Jordan found Martigus Henley for a 12-yard gain that gave Brevard a first and goal. Hopkins got the call from Khayat, running around the end for his first score of the game as the Tornados moved in front 49-0. The Brevard defense kept the shutout intact through the close of the third quarter due in large part to an interception by Trevon Charles at the Pride’s 16-yard line. The Charles interception gave Brevard the ball in red zone territory with 2:49 remaining on the clock. Jacque Henley made a 12-yard gain on the second play of the drive, putting Brevard at the goal line. Bobby Clerisier broke the plane of the goal line on the following play to provide the Tornados with their eighth

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The 2017 Brevard College Football Roster

touchdown of the game. The Tornados put their final score of the game on the board early in the fourth quarter when Hopkins found a seam in Greensboro’s defensive front, streaking 73 yards down the field for the score. Beginning their sixth drive of the game at their own 20, the Tornados capitalized on a 14-yard run from Hopkins and a 28-yard pass from Carter to Bobby Clerisier to move to the Greensboro 45-yard line. Carter continued to pick apart the Pride defense with passes to Craven and Xavier Brown for 11 and 12 yards, respectively, before Brevard upped its lead to 35-0 on a one-yard run by Gregory. The final score of the first half by the Tornados came at the 9:16 mark of the second quarter, when Carter wrapped up a four-play, 48-yard drive with a five-yard pass to Gregory on a post play. Carter got the offense rolling early when he connected on a 60-yard pass with Craven, who bolted past the Pride defense to provide Brevard with the early 7-0 advantage. Michal Phillips led the way for the Tornado special teams unit on the ensuing Greensboro possession, blocking Jonathan Pfeiff’s punt, setting Brevard up at the Pride’s 17-yard line. After a holding penalty that pushed the Brevard offense back 10 yards, Hopkins scampered four yards to place the ball at the 23. Carter followed that gain with a strike to Craven in the back of the endzone to provide the Tornados with a 14-0 lead. The special teams played a critical role in putting the ball back in the hands of Carter on offense when an onside kick by Tyler Beam, which landed untouched at the Greensboro 37-yard line was quickly recovered by Brevard’s Bradley Dos Santos. Facing a third-and-10, Carter flicked the ball to the right corner of the end zone, hitting Tyler Gregory for the third touchdown of the half. Stout defense by the Tornados held Greensboro’s offense in check, resulting in the third punt of the afternoon that allowed Brevard to start its fifth drive at the Pride 48-yard line. Clerisier gained 20 yards in two plays, moving the ball to the Pride 28-yard line, before a third down pass from Carter to Craven provided Brevard with a 28-0 lead at the 3:44 mark. The Tornado offense wrapped up the opening frame with 216 yards of total offense, including 168 through the air. The Tornados continue their two-game road stretch Saturday when they head to LaGrange. Their next home game will be Sept. 30 against Huntingdon on Family Weekend.